Amend CSSB 1 (house committee printing) as follows:
(1)  In the bill pattern for the Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council (page IV-22), amend Strategy A.1.2, Information Technology, by striking "$29,525,164" and substituting "$31,985,164" for fiscal year 2022.
(2)  In Article IV of the bill, following the appropriations to Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council (page IV-22), add the following appropriately numbered rider and renumber subsequent riders accordingly:
____.  Information Technology Modernization to Address Court Backlogs. Out of the amounts appropriated above to the Office of Court Administration in Strategy A.1.2, Information Technology, $2,460,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2022 for the purpose of implementing an information technology modernization program to address court backlogs, including backlogs arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the intent of the legislature that:
(a)  this appropriation be expended through a competitive procurement process to implement the program in accordance with general law and that at least two respondents meet qualifications for evaluation; and
(b)  to the extent authorized by general law, the program as implemented:
(1)  increases Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) compliance throughout the state for a secure end-to-end case access;
(2)  provides means for frequent, timely and accurate digital sharing of evidence, exhibits, documents, and multimedia;
(3)  provides the ability to annotate and redact documents; and
(4)  ensures there are no barriers to entry for pro se litigants thus ensuring access to justice.